Reflecting on Character Assassination

From the keyboard of former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: Character Assassination – DC to McHenry County Many lessons could be learned from witnessing the US Senate Hearings on, now “Justice” Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. What began … Continue reading

What Happened in County Board Cutback Consideration that Displeased Chairman Jack Franks

Ersel Schuster reports on the McHenry County Board’s 25% cutback resolution: One More Step Taken to Control McHenry County Government The September 18, 2018 McHenry County Board meeting brought to conclusion the long-discussed issue of reducing the size of the … Continue reading

Democratic McHenry County Board Member Paula Yensen Uses “Slush Fund” to Criticize Joe Tirio, the Same Way the Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Did in Anonymous Primary Hit Pieces

Former McHenry  County Board member Ersel Schuster gives her take on the interaction of Republicans on the McHenry County Board with Democratic Party Board Chairman Jack Franks after his strident criticism of Recorder of Deeds (and, more importantly, GOP County … Continue reading

Jack Franks Seeks Further Concentration of Power

The following information about McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ seeking a new patronage employee to be called an “Inspector General” was gleaned from the audio of the last Internal Services Committee meeting by former Board member Ersel Schuster.  Nothing … Continue reading

Reflecting on the Democratic Party Heading Down the Socialist Path in McHenry County

As the McHenry County Democratic Party celebrates socialism in Woodstock across the street from where Socialist Party Presidential candidate Eugene Debs served time in the County Jail , Ersel Schuster, former McHenry County Board member, shares her opinion: Socialism, Is … Continue reading

A Quadruple Whopper from “Illinois Integrity Fund”

Dark Money Mud Slinging Now Includes Former State Rep. Despite former State Rep. Cal Skinner being awarded custody of his daughter after the alleged incident, the slander seems to surface every election. The allegations on the libelous mailer received yesterday … Continue reading

Candidate for County Board Reaches out to District 6

Ersel Schuster Robocall Addresses Dark Money Attacks Candidate for County Board District Six, Ersel Schuster, used a robocall Friday afternoon to address Dark Money attacks by the anonymous and illegal political activities of  the “Illinois Integrity Fund.” The “Illinois Integrity … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Pens for Jack Franks’ Agenda

“Illinois Integrity Fund” Sends Another Attack Mailer A dark money source violating state election reporting law has sent out still another mailing in an attempt to defeat the two Republicans who, if elected, would be Democrat Jack Franks worst nightmare. … Continue reading

“Illinois Integrity Fund” Goes for Triple Crown in Latest Attack Mailer

“Dark Money” Fuels Additional Hit Pieces on Republican Primary Candidates Yet another hit piece against Joe Tirio spreading lies of secret slush funds, patronage hires and taxpayer-funded vacations was in the mailbox today. The Illinois Integrity Fund has sent out … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Sends Letter on Behalf of Candidates Being Attacked by Jack Franks’ Allies

Here is a letter that District 6 McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster is sending to prospective voters. It has the advantage of being stuffed with relevant information about the election. It has the disadvantage of having a lot of … Continue reading

Group Trying to Defeat McHenry County’s Only Black Elected Official Calls His Supporters “Racists”

Only readers of McHenry County Blog have any idea of the sleazy mailings being put out by Jack Franks allies in an attempt to defeat those who dare question Jack Franks’ efforts to have total control of County government not … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 5

This is the fifth page of questions from the NorWest Republican Organization.  All McHenry County Board candidates in the area were sent questionnaires. It appears there are questions as to who received the NorWest questionnaire. Here is the content of … Continue reading

Commenter’s Take on Some County Board NWH Interviews

Camp Lake spent time listening to Northwest Herald interviews of some running for the McHenry County Board in the Republican Primary Election. Here are his/her reactions: Listening to the NWHerald interview: *Ersel [Schuster] is honest in that the tax decrease … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 4

This is the fourth page of the NorWest Township Republican Organization’s questionnaire to all County Board candidates running in its territory (Districts 4 and 6), plus the office of County Clerk. It was sent to all candidates.  The ones missing … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Relese Questinnaire – 3

The NorWest Republican Organization have solicited answers from County Board and County Clerk candidates.  Today, McHenry County Blog publishes its third page: ­Question Schuster Brettman Wheeler Miller Tirio D-6 D=6 D-4 Treas. Clerk   24. Law to prohibit future elected … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 2

Here is the second page of answers to questions that were sent to all candidates: ­Question Schuster Brettman Wheeler Miller Tirio D-6 D-6 D-4 Treas. Clerk 11. Reforms to Workmen’s Compensation insurance which will lower premiums? yes yes yes yes … Continue reading

Local Pro-Lifers Offer Endorsements

The McHenry County Pro-Life Victory Fund has issued its endorsements to its Pro-Life mailing list. Getting the boost were the following: Congressmen Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren State Senate candidate Craig Wilcox McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio McHenry County Board … Continue reading

Heading Toward Huntley

Drove down Sunday to the Huntley Park District building for coffee and cake event sponsored by District 6 County Board candidates Orville Brettman and Ersel Schuster, plus County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio and judicial candidate Demetri Tsilimigras. From the signs … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Candidate Questionnaire Results – 1

All candidates were sent questionnaires by the NorWest Republican Organization. The questions and replies on the first page follow (other pages will be published one a day): ­Question Schuster Brettman Wheeler Miller Tirio D-6 D=6 D-4 Treas. Clerk 1. Elimination … Continue reading